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Friday, January 2, 2015
Langley’s Own Rising Star joins Romanian Pianist at Langley Community Music School’s Café Classico concert
Langley Community Music School (LCMS) alumni are making it on the world stage, and LCMS’ alumnus Paul Hung is no exception. From the Sydney Opera House and back, award-winning Langley flautist, Paul Hung, will join collaborative partner Romanian pianist, Bogdan Dulu, to perform at LCMS’ Concerts Café Classico event on Sunday, January 18, 2015.
The flute-piano duo will perform Sonata ‘Undine’, Op.167 by Carl Reinecke, Touching the Ether by Ian Clarke, I Converse with You in a Dream by Jocelyn Morlock, East Wind for Solo Flute by Shulamit Ran, and Tango Fantasia by Jacob Gabe.
Flautist and LCMS alumnus Paul Hung says he’s happy to be back at the Langley Community Music School. “LCMS feels like a second home to me. As a student, I enjoyed the sense of community … people showing their support by showing up at student concerts and festivals. It was fun and stress free!” This upcoming event provides Paul the opportunity to return to his roots and share his success with the community.
Paul attended the Langley Community Music School and the Langley Fine Arts School throughout his high school years. He has since performed with the Vancouver Symphony, the Vancouver Island Symphony, the Kamloops Symphony, New Westminster Symphony, and as part of the international 2011 Youtube Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House, as well as at multiple music festivals. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Canadian broadcasting Corporation’s “Galaxie of Rising Stars Award.” Paul is currently working on his masters at the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Music. Learn more about Paul at www.paulhung.ca
Paul will be joined by pianist Bogdan Dulu. Born in Ploiesti, Romania, Bogdan studied at a special music school for gifted students from the age of seven. He debuted at the age of 12 with an orchestral solo as part of a Ploiesti State Philharmonic concert, broadcast by the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation. Bogdan spent many of his teenage years working with Romanian Radio in Bucharest and has since participated in more than 30 national and international piano competitions, performing at notable concert halls including Carnegie Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and Steinway Hall, as well as in major cities in Japan, Italy, France, Belgium, Poland, and Bulgaria. Bogdan has received multiple awards throughout North America and Europe, including the 2011 UBC Concerto Competition, his Canadian debut. In 2009, Bogdan completed his master’s degree from Mannes College of Music in New York City and is currently working on his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of British Columbia School of Music, working double-duty as a UBC teaching assistant. Learn more about Bogdan at bogdandulu.com.
The Café Classico event starts at 2:30 pm featuring a conversation with flautist Paul Hung and pianist Bogdan Dulu, hosted by LCMS artistic director Elizabeth Bergmann. Listen to some anecdotal stories, gain some insight about achieving success in the music industry, and learn the meaning behind the music. There will be a short break with coffee and refreshments, before the performance from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
“We are so pleased to have played a part in the rising success of Paul Hung,” says LCMS Artistic Director Elizabeth Bergmann. “We are also honored to be able to welcome accomplished Romanian pianist Bogdan Dulu. Both Paul and Bogdan are exciting young performers who represent well the next generation of musical talent. ”
Tickets for this Concerts Café Classico event are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for students. Call the box office at 604-534-2848. The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 Street, Langley, BC.
ABOUT LANGLEY COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
Langley Community Music School (LCMS) is a non-profit organization and registered charity that is committed to providing the highest quality of musical education to students of all ages and levels, from early learning to pre-professional and adult programs. With the support of the community, LCMS has become one of the largest non-profit music schools in the province, earning both national and international acclaim for their comprehensive and innovative programs. Learn more about LCMS programs, scholarships and bursaries.
The Langley Community Music School hosts multiple musical concerts from October to May, including the Rose Gellert Hall Series, a Saturday evening concert featuring renowned Canadian and international musicians, as well as the Concerts Café Classico Series, a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring stellar local and touring musicians playing classical, jazz or contemporary works.
Visit langleymusic.com or call 604-534-2848.